Menu

St Walburge’s Church to host musical Stations of the Cross with the Octavius Choir

Posted on - 7th March, 2024 - 6:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Ashton-on-Ribble, Music, Preston News, What's On in Preston
A winter sunset just beyond St Walburge's church's distinctive spire Pic: Tony Worrall
A sunset just beyond the distinctive spire of St Walburge’s Pic: Tony Worrall

St Walburge’s Church is set to host a musical Stations of the Cross with the Octavius Choir.

Advertisement

The free event takes place on Friday (8 March) at 7pm at the iconic church in Weston Street.

Advertisements
Preston Weekender advert

Music will include Bruckner’s Christus Factus Est, Byrd’s Ave Verum and Civitas Sancti Tui, Lotti’s Crucifixus and Bach’s Passion Chorale.

Read more: Preston choir bringing a taste of classical Vienna to Longton

A spokesperson for St Walburge’s said: “Join us for a very special Stations of the Cross in words and music accompanied by Octavius, a choir of dedicated and skilled singers based in Lancashire, to pray or simply to enjoy the music. It will be a great pleasure to welcome Octavius to St Walburge’s Church again following their moving performances in previous years.

Advertisements

“The Stations of the Cross is a traditional Lenten devotion, which recalls the events of the first Good Friday, when Jesus was crucified, died and was buried. People stop to pray before 14 images, or stations, around the church depicting when Jesus was condemned to death up to his burial in the tomb.”

Read more: How you can help us grow arts coverage in Preston

Subscribe: Keep in touch directly with the latest headlines from Blog Preston, join our WhatsApp channel and subscribe for our twice-a-week email newsletter. Both free and direct to your phone and inbox.

Read more: See the latest Preston news and headlines

Share
Advertisements
caritas fostering advert
Preston in pictures Mother & LambFishergateThe Spud Brothers Preston21-23 Lord street PrestonPreston Railway StationPreston Railway StationCannon Street in PrestonPreston Bus Station: A Brutalist Icon View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's email newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday and Wednesday rounding up our top stories and more.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

The Preston Guide

Discover local businesses and services near you.

    Advertisements
Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Blog Preston email updates

Receive our digest of the biggest and best stories every Sunday to your email inbox

We respect your privacy and you can unsubscribe at any time from our emails